CSVR: Research Fellow

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 6 January, 2017
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) is a non-governmental organisation which envisions societies that are peaceful, equal and free from violence. CSVR aims to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at community, national and regional levels. We do this through collaboration with and learning from the lived and diverse experiences of communities affected by violence and conflict to inform innovative interventions, generate knowledge, shape public discourse, influence policy, hold states accountable and promote gender equality, social cohesion and active citizenship.
 
CSVR is currently looking to recruit two highly motivated and suitably qualified people to join the Research department as Fellows, based in Johannesburg. The positions will entail a full-time one year contract.
 
The fellows will contribute to the work of two programmes at CSVR, namely:

  • The urban violence prevention programme working with the Community Works programme, seeks to explore ways in which the CWP that could be significantly strengthened to contribute to violence prevention.  The project seeks to scale up violence prevention interventions, develop clear guidelines, policies, provide support and develop requisite skills, capacity and conduct risk analysis in four Gauteng Townships aimed at reducing violence.  The specific strategic areas to be targeted through this research will include young men at risk, ex-offenders integration, Gender based violence (GBV), self-care, parenting skills and drug & substance abuse.  Key areas of this project include review of literature, development of training aids, monitoring and evaluation, training and research writing. The fellowship program at CSVR is an excellent opportunity for new graduates and early career professionals looking to deepen their knowledge and experience in a dynamic work environment. In addition to a competitive salary package, the fellowship and internship opportunity will include mentorship and in-depth learning experiences.

 

  • The “Building supportive communities towards violence prevention through citizen participation and evidence based approaches” seeks to pilot, adapt and testing ‘the evidence based community intervention model’ in order to establish its suitability, impact, viability and sustainability in  reducing crime and violence in communities experiencing different types of violence.  Also, the project seeks to develop advocacy strategies that will promote policy reform and practice in State institutions that are responsible for violence prevention and provide support to victims affected by different types of violence.

The fellowship program at CSVR is an excellent opportunity for new graduates and early career professionals looking to deepen their knowledge and experience in a dynamic work environment. In addition to a competitive salary package, the fellowship and internship opportunity will include mentorship and in-depth learning experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research, including literature reviews, country case studies, comparative analysis, desktop research, basic quantitative and qualitative analysis and reporting
  • Writing minutes, editing and proofreading
  • Writing short articles and research briefs
  • Assisting with website and social media updates
  • Assisting with general organisational administration

Competency Profile:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s or Honours degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or Law. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Applicants should be South African citizens or Permanent Residents of South Africa
  • Research interests in violence prevention, transitional justice, social justice and human rights
  • Fast learner and ability to work independently
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Office administration skills
  • Basic quantitative and qualitative skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Requirements:
Please submit letter of application, CV and names of two references, indicating the position you are applying for in the subject line, to recruitment@csvr.org.za by 6 January 2017.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CSVR reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Location: 
Johannesburg

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